About Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil, real name Phillip Calvin McGraw is a professional psychologist, author and television personality from the United States. Phillip was known to Americans since the late 1990s, when he was invited as a guest to The Oprah Winfrey Show. He rose to fame with TV show Dr. Phil, which was first aired in 2002. As for 2013, Dr. Phil net worth I estimated at $200 million, making him one of the richest American television personalities. According to celebritynetworth.com, his annual salary amounts to $50 million.
Phil was born in Oklahoma, in a family of Joe and Jerry McGraw. He is the third child in a family and has two older sisters, Donna and Deana, and the younger one, Brenda. The siblings were raised in North Texas and struggled with poverty. Although his life led him to the oilfields, Joe never stopped dreaming of becoming a psychologist. Inspired by his passion, Phillip decided he would pursue a career in this field. After graduating from Shawnee Mission North High School, McGraw received a football scholarship to study at the University of Tesla. After the first year Phil transferred to Midwest State University, were he eventually earned a B.
A. in psychology. He continued his studies in University of North Texas and by the end of the 1970s Phil has held a PhD in clinical psychology.
By the time Phillip received his PhD, his father has also fulfilled his life-long dream and started practicing psychology in Texas. After graduation, Phillip joined him in this business. Dr. Phil net worth started to grow in the early 1980s, when he met a successful businesswoman, Thelma Box. Together they created a cycle of seminars, entitled “Pathways”, that was supposed to help people pursue their goals. The gossip goes that most of the material presented in the seminars was actually written by Thelma, who used Phil as her “voice”. The success of “Pathways” encouraged McGraw to publish his first book, Life Strategies. It sold millions of copies and added a solid sum to Dr. Phil net worth. Although presented with criticism McGraw has admitted that many of the ideas revealed in Life Strategies actually belong to Box, he never mentioned her in any of his works and was unwilling to share his fortune.
What about Phillip’s personal life? By the time he got married for the first time, Dr. Phil net worth was equal to zero. His wife, Debbie Higgins McCall, was an extremely beautiful woman, former cheerleader. Unfortunately, the couple divorced after three years together. Right after the annulment of his first marriage Phil started dating R. Jo Jameson, who later became the mother of his sons, Jay and Jordan.